BREAKING NEWS : Chiefs head coach Andy Reid confirms he will be returning in 2024

Andy Reid will indeed be going for a three-peat in 2024.

The Chiefs head coach confirmed on Monday that he will be returning next season as Kansas City looks to become the first team in NFL history to win three Lombardi Trophies in a row.

“Honestly, I haven’t even thought about it, but I get asked it,” Reid said when asked about the thought of retiring on top, a day after his Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII. “I mean, I’m still kind of in awe of the game and what went on there, so I really haven’t thought why or what or anything else. But people keep asking me, and I keep saying, ‘Why didn’t (Bill) Belichick and Pete (Carroll) retire?’ Ask those old guys those questions.

“But I’m the old person now, so I suppose I’ll be asked that. And I actually haven’t been there. I haven’t truly considered it.”

Retirement talk surrounds the 65-year-old coach in the lead-up to Super Bowl LVIII, and Reid kept those concerns alive after the Chiefs’ overtime victory over the 49ers, admitting postgame, “I haven’t had time to think about it.” However, Chiefs owner/CEO Clark Hunt stated on Sunday night that Reid’s return was expected all along.

With Sunday’s victory, Reid joined Bill Belichick, Chuck Noll, Joe Gibbs, and Bill Walsh among coaches who have won three or more Super Bowl rings. Winning three in a row would be a highlight on Reid’s Hall of Fame resume, but it’s not something he’s given much consideration to.

Chiefs' Andy Reid is rising up the GOAT list of NFL head coaches, and he'll  be back for more in 2024 - Yahoo Sports
“I don’t think much about it, but I believe it would be quite cool. Reid responded, “What a neat thing to do.” “You don’t actually go there when you’re in this contraption. You return to your dark room, the film, the upcoming draft, and the combine. All of it is kind of where you go. You are not talking about a three-peat. Some males do. You know, it would be fantastic.”

Reid and the Chiefs have a lot to work on after a poor offensive season compared to their usual standards. Kansas City finished the 2023 season outside the top five in total offense for the first time with Patrick Mahomes as its starting quarterback, and its struggles were evident in both the AFC Championship Game and the first half of Super Bowl LVIII, where the Chiefs scored only three points at halftime.

As Reid stated on Monday, the Chiefs will also face remade clubs in their division as Jim Harbaugh takes over in Los Angeles and Antonio Pierce retains control in Las Vegas, with the latter winning the Chiefs’ second encounter of the 2023 season.

“We’ve got great competition in the AFC West,” he said. “We just had some hirings, coaching hirings. And these guys are good football coaches with good quarterbacks, good teams. And so, it’s not going to just be easy. It’s not how this thing rolls. We’ll have change over on our team, which every team has, so you don’t know what’s there. There’s a whole lot of unexpected, and you got to keep battling through it and have a good offseason. Then a good training camp and that ball is shaped kind of funny so it’s got to bounce for you in the right direction.”

Reid will enter his 26th season as a head coach sitting fourth all-time in regular-season wins (258) and second all-time in playoff wins (26). The Chiefs head coach will look to put the ultimate feather in his cap in 2024 by doing the unprecedented.

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